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Delivering happiness to seriously ill kids

Every 60 seconds, a child needs medical care.

These kids are scared, lonely, and missing out on all of the things that make being a kid fun. That’s where Starlight comes in. 

We deliver happiness to hospitalized kids and their families at more than 500 children’s hospitals and health care facilities in the US.

Our state-of-the-art programs like Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Gowns, and Starlight Gaming entertain and distract kids - helping them get through the pain and stress of their illness.

In 2022, Starlight brought smiles to more than 2.4 million hospitalized kids and their families.

Hospital Gowns

Provide hospitalized kids with a source of comfort when they are experiencing some of life's hardest moments.

Give Comfort
Virtual Reality

Provide hospitalized kids the opportunity to escape from the scary, stressful realities of battling an illness.

Give Distraction
VR Hospital Bed
Toy Deliveries

Provide kids with the opportunity to play with their favorite toy, read a beloved book, and more.

Give Play
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  1. 1 min

    How often a child is in need of medical care

  2. 500+

    The number of hospitals and health care facilities in our nationwide network

  3. 2.4 million

    How many kids impacted by Starlight in 2022

Be a shining light for hospitalized kids.

Because happy kids heal faster

  1. Blog Starlight Programs Providing Support

    Starlight Programs Providing Support to Hospitals Nationwide

    How do they support?
  2. Blog An Out-of-this-World Collaboration

    An Out-of-this-Galaxy Collaboration

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  3. Blog Meet-Ambassador-Josie

    Meet Starlight Ambassador Josie

    Meet Josie!
  4. Blog Starlight-programs-Reducing-Stress

    Starlight Programs Reducing Stress in Patients

    How do they help?